I got 3 guppies for my 5g sand substrate tank. 1 male, and 2 females. I plan to upgrade to a 10g tank later. I want to breed the guppies until I get an awesome outcome. I have 1 orange/white bi-colored male. He is beautiful! I have 2 grey females. They are all pretty small. I have hornwort in the tank in case one of the females has fry.
I don't really know that much about breeding other than, (1) parents will eat fry, (2) the fry will try to take shelter, (3) I have a contraption I used to raise a swordtail fry I had, (4) I'll feed them crushed flakes. That is it. If any of you could walk me throught the process, I'd appretiate it. I am pretty sure one of them is pregnant. Any breeding/fry raiseing tips will be greatly appretiated!
If there is anything else I need to know. The pH is at about 8ish maybe upper 7s, is that ok for guppies? How many guppies can I have in a heavily planted 10g tank? I'd imageine abit more than in a 5g, since there are more places to swim and hide. I would want to continue the 1m,2f ratio unless you guys recommend against it.
Sorry for all the questions. My friend's 55g is bursting at the seems from all the guppies he has. He must have almost 100. (I know...)
Anyway, thanks! I'll try to get some pics up soon. The male is SO beautiful! I named him Washington.